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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By University of Cincinnati Law Professor Paul L. Caron and Ron Jones.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Roin Presents Planning Past Pensions Today at Duke

    Roin Presents Planning Past Pensions Today at Duke
    Julie Roin (Chicago) presents Planning Past Pensions at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Seminar hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Evidence of state and local government dysfunction surfaces in many areas. One is the operation of their employee…
  • Apr 16

    The Fluctuating Math Errors in Americans’ Tax Return

    The Fluctuating Math Errors in Americans’ Tax Return
    FiveThirtyEight: The Fluctuating Math Errors in Americans’ Tax Returns: Seeing as Tuesday night is the deadline for filing tax returns, and seeing as data is FiveThirtyEight’s raison d’être, I was excited to find a set of statistics…
  • Apr 16

    Sugin: Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairne

    Sugin: Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairne
    Linda Sugin (Fordham), Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairness, 51 Harv. J. on Legis.___ (2014): As the 2012 fiscal cliff approached, Congress and President Obama bickered over the top marginal income tax rate that would apply to a tiny sliver…
Rank this Week: 1

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 2

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    The State Of Law School In One Comprehensive Graphic

    The State Of Law School In One Comprehensive Graphic
    A picture is worth 1000 words.
  • Apr 16

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.16.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.16.14
    * ATTENTION LAW STUDENTS: Tomorrow is the last day to enter our annual Law Revue competition. The deadline is tomorrow at 5 so send them in. Entries have been coming in all day, so don't get left out. [Above the Law] * It looks like the…
  • Apr 16

    Thank You So Very Much To Our Advertiser

    Thank You So Very Much To Our Advertiser
    Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.
Rank this Week: 3

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Apr 16

    Franklyn & Kuhn on the Right of Publicity & Commercial Speech Doctrine

    Franklyn & Kuhn on the Right of Publicity & Commercial Speech Doctrine
    David J. Franklyn and Adam Kuhn (University of San Francisco School of Law and University of San Francisco) has posted Owning Oneself in a World of Others: Towards a Paid-For First Amendment on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Can the...
  • Apr 16

    Gilman on the Supreme Court & Economic Inequality

    Gilman on the Supreme Court & Economic Inequality
    Michele E. Gilman (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted A Court for the One Percent: How the Supreme Court Contributes to Economic Inequality (Utah Law Review, No. 2, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article...
  • Apr 16

    Kopel on the Application of First Amendment Methods to the Second Amendment

    Kopel on the Application of First Amendment Methods to the Second Amendment
    David B. Kopel (Independence Institute) has posted The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment (Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 3, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As described in Part I of this article, the Supreme Court...
Rank this Week: 5

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 16

    Federal appeals court upholds EPA regulation

    Federal appeals court upholds EPA regulation
    [JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday upheld [opinion, PDF] regulations [text] issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] that would limit mercury…
  • Apr 16

    Federal appeals court dismisses challenge to Senate filibuster rule

    Federal appeals court dismisses challenge to Senate filibuster rule
    [JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the district court properly dismissed a lawsuit brought by members of the US House of Representatives [official…
  • Apr 16

    UN report finds rights violations in Ukraine

    UN report finds rights violations in Ukraine
    [JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] issued a report [text] Tuesday finding rights violations leading up to and stemming from widespread protests that began last November. The report…
Rank this Week: 6

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 7

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 16

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    There was a hearing today in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. John Edwards is back in the courtroom - practicing law. El Capo is about to begin. It's really hard to understand without captions. I wish there was an episode review…
  • Apr 16

    Two New Defendants Added to Chicago Sinaloa Indictment

    Two New Defendants Added to Chicago Sinaloa Indictment
    A sixth Superseding Indictment in the Illinois case charging Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Ismael Zambada-Garcia has been unsealed. Two new defendants are named, Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega and Heriberto Zazueto Godoy. Valencia Ortega…
  • Apr 15

    Pistorius Testimony Over, Back to Expert Witnesse

    Pistorius Testimony Over, Back to Expert Witnesse
    Oscar Pistorius has completed his testimony. The prosecutor picked apart every little detail hoping to show his version of events was not possible. The state is pushing an alternate theory, however, it sounds like it's nothing more than…
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 16

    GM Seeks to Fend Off Recall Lawsuits Using 2009 Bankruptcy Shield

    GM Seeks to Fend Off Recall Lawsuits Using 2009 Bankruptcy Shield
    Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co.Bloomberg General Motors Co. signaled it would fend off most lawsuits over claims linked to its ignition-switch recall using a bankruptcy protection shield despite calls from lawmakers…
  • Apr 16

    Emails Show Former IRS Official Lerner Talked with Justice Department

    Emails Show Former IRS Official Lerner Talked with Justice Department
    Emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner talked with Justice officials about seeking criminal prosecutions of tax-exempt groups that didn’t fully disclose their political activities.
  • Apr 16

    Federal Appeals Court Orders Unmasking of ‘Company Doe’

    Federal Appeals Court Orders Unmasking of ‘Company Doe’
    An anonymous company that successfully fought in court to prevent a federal agency from posting online a "materially inaccurate" safety complaint about one of its products shouldn't have been allowed to litigate its dispute in secret, a…
Rank this Week: 10

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 11

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex
    Carl PayneOriginal Article 04/15/2014 By Mark Boxley Louisville Metro Police Detective Carl Payne was charged with three counts of first-degree official misconduct Monday over allegations he propositioned three women for sex after…
  • Apr 16

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust
    Original Article 04/15/2014 By Noah Pransky PINELLAS COUNTY - Following another major bust of suspects accused of seeking sex with underage children, 10 Investigates renewed its public records requests into how law enforcement operates its…
  • Apr 16

    CA - When sex-offender laws promote more crime

    CA - When sex-offender laws promote more crime
    Original Article 04/15/2014 National City has become the latest California city to face a lawsuit from a registered San Luis Obispo County sex offender over its sex-offender regulations. Frank Lindsay, 61, of Grover Beach, contends such…
Rank this Week: 12

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Professors Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing, Michael A. Scaperlanda and Evelyn H. Cruz.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 16

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee

    One Refugee Example Can Help Support Future Refugee
    Guest blogger: Tadios Belay. master of laws student (LLM), University of San Francisco A few months ago, I had a chance to interview an immigrant from Burma who left his country of origin at the age of eleven. This is...
  • Apr 16

    Immigration Fact Sheet

    Immigration Fact Sheet
    As U.S. immigration reform moves forward in 2013, a variety of facts and figures continue to be presented around immigrants and their current and potential contributions to the U.S. economy. Ameicas Society/Council of the Americas immigration…
  • Apr 16

    Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodger

    Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodger
    Jesse Katz in Los Angeles Magazine tells the story of enigmatic Los Angeles Dodger star Yasiel Puig, who fled Cuba by hook or by crook to Mexico and ultimately the United States. As Los Angeles Tims reporter Bill Plaschke writes,...
Rank this Week: 14

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Mother and Daughter Arrested for Scamming Homeowner

    Mother and Daughter Arrested for Scamming Homeowner
    Anna S. Lee, 54, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and her daughter, Jennifer H. Lee, 25, New York City, New York, were arrested on Monday, April 14, 2014, in connection with an alleged real estate loan scam wherein the defendants fraudulently…
  • Apr 16

    Alleged Loan Modification Scheme May Involve Over 500 Homeowner

    Alleged Loan Modification Scheme May Involve Over 500 Homeowner
    The Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, has allegedly misled hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii by a loan modification program operated by HLAA for approximately 17 months in 2009…
  • Apr 16

    Guilty Verdict Returned Against Principals Who Misrepresented Profitability of Real Estate Venture

    Guilty Verdict Returned Against Principals Who Misrepresented Profitability of Real Estate Venture
    Douglas L. Swenson, 65, Eagle, Idaho, Mark Ellison, 65, Boise, Idaho, David D. Swenson, 36, Boise, and Jeremy S. Swenson, 41, Meridian, Idaho—each DBSI principals, were convicted by a federal jury on multiple fraud charges stemming from…
Rank this Week: 15

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Apr 16

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law

    AALS Mid-year Meeting on Corporate and Financial Law
    A friendly notice about the AALS-Mid-Year meeting on "Blurring Boundaries"... The AALS Workshop on Blurring Boundaries of Financial and Corporate...
  • Apr 16

    Bitcoin Answers and Question

    Bitcoin Answers and Question
    You may remember Greg Shill blogged about Mr. Gox--at that time I just had some vague, "Mt. Gox-bad-virtual-currency-shady" bitcoin association...
  • Apr 15

    How Burdensome Is New Financial Regulation?

    How Burdensome Is New Financial Regulation?
    JPMorgan reported on how many people are required to do new regulatory compliance work. Let's outsource to this take: "That...
Rank this Week: 16

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    RIP Jack Dunsford

    RIP Jack Dunsford
    I'm sorry to report that John E. (Jack) Dunsford passed away earlier this week. Jack was emeritus at SLU, and the entire community here will miss him greatly. Jack was a beloved colleague, a wonderful teacher, and a preeminent scholar...
  • Apr 16

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review
    Scott Bauries (Kentucky) has posted two new papers on TWEN. the first is Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment, which Scott says he views as Part I of what he sees as a three-part series directed...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal
    Nancy Kim (California Western), chair of the AALS Contracts section sends along this call for proposals for the annual meeting which might be of interest to the many readers of the blog: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW…
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Apr 16

    "An Indecent Burial"

    "An Indecent Burial"
    "An Indecent Burial": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.
  • Apr 16

    "Supreme Court case could test future of broadcast TV"

    "Supreme Court case could test future of broadcast TV"
    "Supreme Court case could test future of broadcast TV": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report. In the April 15, 2014 issue of Variety, Ted Johnson has a news analysis headlined "Supreme Court Ruling on Aereo Will Be Significant, No…
  • Apr 16

    "India's Supreme Court Recognizes 3rd Gender"

    "India's Supreme Court Recognizes 3rd Gender"
    "India's Supreme Court Recognizes 3rd Gender": This post appears at the "India Ink" blog of The New York Times. You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of India at this link.
Rank this Week: 18

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Is Scott Walker the front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2016?

    Is Scott Walker the front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2016?
    Power Line asks, after a new poll shows him with a 16-point lead in his reelection campaign.Revealingly, Walker fares well in an electorate that does not seem particularly conservative and that, if anything, appears to be slightly to the left…
  • Apr 16

    "How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage."

    "How the President Got to ‘I Do’ on Same-Sex Marriage."
    A big NYT Magazine article by Jan Becker. Excerpt:Despite the president’s stated opposition, even his top advisers didn’t believe that he truly opposed allowing gay couples to marry. “He has never been comfortable with his…
  • Apr 16

    The SAT is obviating obscure words.

    The SAT is obviating obscure words.
    "Instead, the focus will be on what the College Board calls 'high utility' words that appear in many contexts, in many disciplines — often with shifting meanings — and they will be tested in context."For example, a question based…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Texas Tech University School of Law Professor Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 16

    Changes in Irrevocable Trust

    Changes in Irrevocable Trust
    In recent years, many states have been updating their trust laws, thus providing new and simplified techniques to help trustees fare with challenges of administering irrevocable trusts. The following two techniques can assist advisors in…
  • Apr 16

    5 Estate-Planning Mistakes to Avoid

    5 Estate-Planning Mistakes to Avoid
    Common mistakes made on an estate plan can be costly. Some errors can compromise what your heirs inherit when you die, and other mistakes may leave you vulnerable if you become incapacitated. To ensure your estate does not fall victim...
  • Apr 16

    Out of the Ordinary Obituary

    Out of the Ordinary Obituary
    Instead of a traditional obituary, Sweden’s Stig Kernell instead published one simple line: “I am dead.” Kernell was 92 when he passed. His son said he had a great sense of humor and wasn’t afraid of death. Although Kernell wanted...
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Nonprofit tax exemptions and market structure: The case of fitness center

    Nonprofit tax exemptions and market structure: The case of fitness center
    Teresa Harrison (School of Economics LeBow College of Business Drexel University) and Katja Seim (Department of Business & Public Policy Wharton School University of Pennsylvania) analyze Nonprofit tax exemptions and market structure: The…
  • Apr 16

    ANTITRUST IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Concurrences Journal & New York University School of Law Friday, October 24, 2014

    ANTITRUST IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Concurrences Journal & New York University School of Law Friday, October 24, 2014
    ANTITRUST IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Concurrences Journal & New York University School of Law Friday, October 24, 2014 Concurrences Journal, in cooperation with New York University Law School, is pleased to invite you to its…
  • Apr 16

    6th ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy 22/04/2014

    6th ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy 22/04/2014
    6th ICC Roundtable on Competition Policy 22/04/2014 This year again, ICC, the world business organization, in collaboration with ICC Morocco, will bring together senior officials from competition agencies worldwide and business executives to…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 16

    The American Presidency and Partisan Conflict

    The American Presidency and Partisan Conflict
    In my previous post, I observed that reserving all of the presidential power for one side of the political aisle denies representation to half the country, a serious problem in itself. It also causes other problems. In particular, a one-party…
  • Apr 16

    Hydrofracking and "Home Rule" Principle as a Canon of Statutory Construction

    Hydrofracking and "Home Rule" Principle as a Canon of Statutory Construction
    The dispute over hydraulic fracturing ("hydrofracking" to its critics) in New York State will finally be resolved in a showdown before the Court of Appeals this June. The question in Norse Energy v. Town of Dryden is whether the…
  • Apr 16

    I want my Westlaw Classic

    I want my Westlaw Classic
    Oh yes I do! Sure, I feel about as outdated as this commercial in saying so, but Westlaw is now telling me that Classic database is disappearing in about two months, and I'm not happy. I tried to use WestlawNext when it first came out. The…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Apr 14

    Call for Proposals for “Crosscutting Programs” at 2015 AALS Annual Meeting

    Call for Proposals for “Crosscutting Programs” at 2015 AALS Annual Meeting
    The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) has issued a call for proposals for “Crosscutting Programs,” which “focus on multi-subject and interdisciplinary subjects with new perspectives on legal issues or the…
  • Apr 14

    The Intersection of Breaking Bad and the Law—A Call for Paper

    The Intersection of Breaking Bad and the Law—A Call for Paper
    The New Mexico Law Review has issued a rather interesting call for papers; they are soliciting articles for a special issue dedicated to the exploration of legal issues arising from the television series Breaking Bad. The call for papers…
  • Apr 14

    Conference on Copyright and Media Pluralism in China—Eugene, Oregon

    Conference on Copyright and Media Pluralism in China—Eugene, Oregon
    The University of Oregon School of Law will host a conference entitled “Copyright and Media Pluralism in China” on Friday, April 18, 2014. More information can be found here.
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 16

    Tennessee House Concurs with Electric Chair Legislation

    Tennessee House Concurs with Electric Chair Legislation
    "TN House approves electrocution bill," is byMax Smith for the Tennessean. The Capital Punishment Enforcement Act, which would allow the state Department of Correction to fall back on using the electric chair in executions if lethal injection…
  • Apr 16

    Barry Scheck on Race and Racism

    Barry Scheck on Race and Racism
    "Stunning new case highlights how race bias corrupts juries," is the title of Barry Scheck's commentary at Salon. His is co-Director of the Innocence Project. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Last month, Glenn Ford, an African-American…
  • Apr 16

    Deseret News Commentary

    Deseret News Commentary
    "Meaning of 'thou shalt not kill' not as clear as that of murder," is Drew Clark's Deseret News column. Clark is the paper's opinion editor. A recent Pew Research Center report found that 55 percent of American adults favor the...
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Locum lawyer loses company cognomen* costs complaint

    Locum lawyer loses company cognomen* costs complaint
    This one is about the ever-useful Company Names Tribunal, and the cost consequences of ignoring pre-action correspondence and waiting for a party to bring an application against you before you give in and change your company’s name. The…
  • Apr 16

    AdWords dock in a French safe harbour

    AdWords dock in a French safe harbour
    If you thought that the Google AdWords saga ended when the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) ruled that hosting keywords corresponding to trade marks does not amount to a “use in the course of trade” that…
  • Apr 15

    Tuesday Tiddlywink

    Tuesday Tiddlywink
    Authors Guild files appeal against Google. Do you remember the Google Books copyright litigation saga? As this Kat reported back in December, it is still far from being concluded. Following the late 2013 summary judgment ruling in which…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 16

    Protection De La Vie Privée Au Canada: Finalement, Des Dents Plus Longues!

    Protection De La Vie Privée Au Canada: Finalement, Des Dents Plus Longues!
    À Québec aujourd’hui et demain, au Château Laurier, a lieu le 22e Congrès annuel des conseillers en accès à l’information et en protection de la vie privée (programme). Me Chantal…
  • Apr 16

    Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!

    Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!
    Have you developed a new and better way to serve your clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, or a truly innovative way to value and sell your services? If so, you deserve recognition from your legal industry peers, colleagues and…
  • Apr 16

    10 Tips for Safe Pro Bono

    10 Tips for Safe Pro Bono
    Access to justice is an ongoing problem across Canada and the call is out for lawyers to contribute to the solution. Late last fall, the Canadian Bar Association’s Task Force on Access to Justice issued a final report, Envisioning Equal…
Rank this Week: 29

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 31

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 32

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Did Google use the White House to make an end-run around a DOJ investigation?

    Did Google use the White House to make an end-run around a DOJ investigation?
    The story on the front page of today's Washington Post is here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/google-faces-new-pressure-from-states-to-crack-down-on-illegal-online-drug-sales/2014/04/15/6dfc61fa-be6d-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html…
  • Apr 16

    John Lande, "Escaping from Lawyers' Prison of Fear"

    John Lande, "Escaping from Lawyers' Prison of Fear"
    Article. Abstract: Lawyers regularly experience numerous fears endemic to their work. This is not surprising considering that lawyers generally operate in environments that frequently stimulate many fears. Lawyers’ fears can lead them…
  • Apr 16

    Kristen Blankley, "Lying, Stealing, and Cheating: The Role of Arbitrators as Ethics Enforcers"

    Kristen Blankley, "Lying, Stealing, and Cheating: The Role of Arbitrators as Ethics Enforcers"
    Article. Abstract: This work is the third in a trilogy of Articles in the area of ethics for arbitration participants. This work completes the trilogy by considering the role of the arbitrator in dealing with ethical violations as they…
Rank this Week: 33

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 16

    Cliven Bundy and Popular Sovereignty

    Cliven Bundy and Popular Sovereignty
    If you’ve been following the ranchers’ fight against the federal government and seen the latest news that armed ranchers have come to the aid of Cliven Bundy to keep the Bureau of Land Management from seizing his cattle grazing on…
  • Apr 16

    FAN 11.1 (First Amendment News) — Winners of 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

    FAN 11.1 (First Amendment News) — Winners of 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award
    The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation has just announced the winners of the 2014 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards. Christie Hefner established the Awards in 1979, in conjunction with Playboy magazine’s…
  • Apr 16

    FAN.11 (First Amendment News) — Encouraging Suicide, First Amendment Protected?

    FAN.11 (First Amendment News) — Encouraging Suicide, First Amendment Protected?
    {see news item after one immediately below re suicide case} Barcelona, April 14, 2014. I’m walking down a narrow street in Spain when I come upon a large town square (Plaza de San Jaime). Turns out that it’s the site of the…
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beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 16

    Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk

    Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk
    “The Atlantic Council and Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) have released a pioneering report, Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk, to better prepare governments and businesses for the cyber shocks of the…
  • Apr 16

    Federal Reserve Board Beige Book – April 16, 2014

    Federal Reserve Board Beige Book – April 16, 2014
    Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District - Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and based on information collected before April 7, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from…
  • Apr 16

    The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Cla

    The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Cla
    CRS – The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Class. Craig K. Elwell, Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy, March 10, 2014 “The shape of the income distribution is not itself a subject of legislation, but…
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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Petitions of the day

    Petitions of the day
    The petitions of the day are: Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. 13-684 Issue: Whether a borrower exercises his right to rescind a transaction in satisfaction of the requirements of the Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C.…
  • Apr 16

    Judge nullifies strictest anti-abortion law

    Judge nullifies strictest anti-abortion law
    A federal judge in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Wednesday struck down the strictest anti-abortion law in the nation, a ban on ending pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat is detected — that is, at about six weeks.  Separately, U.S.…
  • Apr 16

    Alito rejoins the Court in two case

    Alito rejoins the Court in two case
    The Supreme Court disclosed Wednesday, in routine entries on its docket, that Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., will now be taking part in two cases from which he had held himself out earlier — both set for argument next week. In earlier…
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Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Why Tiger Woods Back Surgery Is Bad News for Personal Injury Victim

    Why Tiger Woods Back Surgery Is Bad News for Personal Injury Victim
    Tiger Woods announced today that he has undergone successful back surgery and expects to be back playing golf this summer.  Good for him. This is bad news for golf fans who passionately root for or against Tiger.  But it is also bad…
  • Mar 19

    Important New Maryland Voir Dire Opinion | Pearson v. Maryland

    Important New Maryland Voir Dire Opinion | Pearson v. Maryland
    In Pearson v. State, the Maryland Court of Appeals earlier this month addressed the important question of which voir dire questions, if requested, must be asked of prospective jurors.  Why am I writing about it?   It might have…
  • Mar 11

    University of Baltimore Law’s 2015 U.S. News and World Report Ranking

    University of Baltimore Law’s 2015 U.S. News and World Report Ranking
    The U.S. News and World Report rankings came out today.   It was not a good day for the University of Baltimore School of Law: ranked #135 among U.S. law schools. Of course, this post is going to assume that U.S. News & World Report…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Louisiana State University Law Professor Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
  • Apr 14

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case

    D.C. Magistrate Judge Asks EFF, Feds For Further Assistance With Technical Issues In Cell Phone Disclosure Case
    U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola has asked the Electronic Frontier Foundation to serve as amicus curiae in a case involving the federal government's request for the disclosure of historic cell site location information (CLSI). The judge…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

By Stetson University Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
  • Apr 8

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement
    I had the privilege of being at an NYU Conference titled, Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement. Hats off to Professor Jennifer Arlen for bringing together folks with some different perspectives on…
  • Mar 25

    Gupta Conviction Affirmed by Second Circuit

    Gupta Conviction Affirmed by Second Circuit
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Rajat Gupta's convictions for securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud. (See here). The decision should be a hit for future evidence casebooks as it provides detailed analysis of…
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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Legal Writing, Employment Law on Twitter, Reefer Madne

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Legal Writing, Employment Law on Twitter, Reefer Madne
    Today’s the first day in a bit we don’t have a post on Heartbleed in the Top 10. But fear not, Anna’s covered that over on LXBN. In today’s roundup, Derek Allen has some great commentary on legal writing and Dan…
  • Apr 15

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Healthcare and Heartbleed, Conflict Minerals, Ghost Posting

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Healthcare and Heartbleed, Conflict Minerals, Ghost Posting
    Heartbleed continues to be a big topic on the LexBlog Network, as today Husch Blackwell attorneys chime in on mitigating risk in healthcare. Also, the D.C. Circuit struck down a key provision of the SEC’s conflict minerals rule, and we…
  • Apr 14

    Attorney-client matching websites : Are they innovative?

    Attorney-client matching websites : Are they innovative?
    With the influx of capital into the legal industry, we’re seeing a number of lawyer-client matching sites. The Wall Street Journal’s Jennifer Smith referencing Priori Legal, LegalReach, and UpCounsel reports on the potential of…
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Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
  • Apr 14

    Why the Antitrust Realities Support the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Why the Antitrust Realities Support the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
    I have a new article on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger in the latest edition of the CPI Antitrust Chronicle, which includes several other articles on the merger, as well. In a recent essay, Allan Grunes & Maurice Stucke (who also…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 15

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force

    Complaint Mechanism of Child Rights Treaty Enters Into Force
    The treaty establishing a complaint mechanism for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (“OP3”) entered into force on 14 April 2014. Costa Rica brought the number of ratifications of this Optional Protocol to the required ten,…
  • Apr 11

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon

    Sharing in joy at annual WILIG luncheon
    WASHINGTON – The President of the International Court of Justice spoke for a banquet room full of women and men yesterday when he said, “I am just here to share in the joy of my colleagues.” The colleagues of whom ICJ…
  • Apr 8

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law

    New tool for US judges & litigants: ASIL Benchbook on International Law
    It’s my great pleasure to announce the publication of the American Society of International Law Benchbook on International Law (2014). This represents the culmination of several years of hard work by 4 dozen contributors, international…
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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
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